Debate on sustainable mobility in cities

The 4th Rubí Brilla Congress on Changing the Energy Model will be focusing on sustainable mobility in cities. The Congress is a meeting point where experts and the general public can compare experiences and resolve questions concerning electric mobility and new mobility models: car sharing, electric motorcycles, using bicycles and the pedestrianisation of city centres.

21/11/2017 13:03 h

Ecologia Urbana

The 4th edition of the Rubí Brilla Congress on Changing the Energy Model is being held on 24 and 25 November. This year, the focus is on sustainable mobility.

Leading experts will reflect on electric mobility and exchange experiences, explaining and resolving questions about new mobility models: car sharing and electric motorcycles, using bicycles and the pedestrianisation of city centres.

Participants in the congress include Ángel López, director of Barcelona City Council’s Electric Vehicle Programme; Assumpta Farran, director of the Catalan Energy Institute (ICAEN) and Carme da Silva, Pondevedra City Council’s Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Citizen Protection and Urban Planning Discipline.

Practical examples will also be presented, including TMB’s Project ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban Bus System), the Sant Quirze del Vallès pilot scheme to facilitate mobility to Economic Activity Parks by electric bicycles and the proposed Riera de Caldes project in Santa Perpètua de la Mogoda. All the speeches and debates can be streamed live on Rubí City Council’s website.

In addition to the speeches and debates, there will also be a Electric Vehicle Fair, featuring vehicles of various makes, as well as a circuit for segways and foodtrucks.

The Rubí Brilla initiative argues for a change in the traditional energy model, which is expensive, causes pollution and negatively affects our health, by opting for a new model that is environmentally-friendly, cheaper and healthier.

Further information and registration on the Rubí Brilla Congress on Changing the Energy Model website.